John Porcellino was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of the mini-comics most talented cartoonists ever. He began self-publishing little comic books in 1982, and started his famous 'King-Cat Comics and Stories' in 1989.
His drawing style is simple and straightforward, made up completely of thin black lines with no shading. 'King Cat' has also been collected in books by La Mano and Drawn & Quarterly, and in several anthologies. There are additionally 'King-Cat' books available from several European publishers, such as B.u.L.b. in Switzerland, Reprodukt in Germany and Ego Comme X in France.